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rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

HudsonAlpha Scientists Identify “poisonous” Piece of Genetic Code Causing Infant Seizures

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a serious seizure disorder most common in babies, potentially opening...
rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

Researchers Identify New Candidate Genetic Risk Factor for Type of Dementia

Scientists from the Myers Lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology contributed to finding a newly-identified risk factor for one of the more common forms of...
rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

HudsonAlpha to Deploy New Genomics Sequencing Technology to Diagnose Children in...

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a genomics and genetics research institute in Huntsville, Ala., will use a new genomic sequencing system to conduct additional diagnostic...
fertilizers

Can We Grow One of the World’s Largest Food Crops Without...

In the United States, more than 90 million acres of corn are planted every year. Corn uses more land than any other crop. It...
Fine-tuning a new crop

Fine-Tuning a New Crop That Saves Soil, Produces Grain and Forage...

On a splendid May day, Valentin Picasso is visiting tests of a crop called kernza at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station north of Madison....
smart farm

Smart Farm

MORNING, 2047: WORK IS WELL UNDER WAY as day breaks on this farm in California’s Central Valley. A robotic tractor drives along rows of...
digitalisation

No Need to Worry!

Where will digitalisation be in ten years’ time? A very difficult question indeed. When it comes to the future of digitalisation, realistic ideas and...
antibiotics on dairy farms

Novel Tool for Vets and Farmers to Monitor and Reduce Antibiotics...

Veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham have produced a new tool to help UK dairy vets and farmers monitor and reduce use of...
drought

New Screening Technique Will Allow Crop Breeders to Develop Drought Resistant...

Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time...
parental diet

Parental Diet Affects Offspring Immunity: Meta-Analysis

A multidisciplinary wide-ranging study has found a close relationship exists between parents' diets and the immunity of offspring, with implications for wildlife conservation and...
internet of things

Gearing up for the Internet of Things

Telecommunications is gearing up for explosive growth of the internet of things (IoT), the massive collection of devices — smart watches, smart thermostats, traffic and...
drought

Engineers Model the California Reservoir Network

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have developed an empirical statewide model of the California reservoir network. The model was built from data...
insecticide

Growing Pest Resistance to Insecticide Threatens Agribusiness

Increasing resistance to insecticides has hindered the control of agricultural pests in various parts of the world. One of the reasons for the increase...
crops

One Step Closer to Crops with Twice the Yield

Led by Mark Aarts and Jeremy Harbinson, a team of scientists has shown that thale cress (a common model plant) has various genes involved...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
ancient mammals

Caribbean Islands Reveal a “Lost Word” of Ancient Mammals

Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after...
african mammals

Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews...
Coastal Risks

Scientists Identify Hotspots of Coastal Risks in Latin America and the...

The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study...
Cell Growth

Distant Relatives: TOR Protein Regulates Cell Growth in Plants and Animals

Two such different organisms as plants and humans developed from a common precursor cell. Traces of this over one-billion-year kinship remain anchored in the...
algae

Algae Are Used to Depollute Sewage and Produce Compost

A partnership between Brazilian and Dutch researchers has demonstrated that it is possible to convert black water – the “heaviest” fraction of household waste...